[Universal] iOOTP 2012: Bigger and Better Than Before
The Out of the Park Developments team has been hard at work on iOOTP Baseball 2012, and we’re ready to reveal the list of new features in the latest version of our popular iOS game. We’ll be releasing it in early April, just in time for Opening Day and concurrent with the release of OOTP 13, the PC/Mac version of the game.
As in last year’s game, the HD iPad version is included free, and many of the game’s screens have been reworked to take advantage of the larger display. Some iPad screens, such as the box score, have been improved from last year’s game to allow the display of even more information.
We’ve revamped iOOTP’s user interface, as you’ll see in the batch of screenshots we’ll be releasing soon, and we’ve greatly improved the roster management and trading AI.
Leading off iOOTP’s new features is the 2012 roster set. Every player on every major league team is available, with complete ratings and career stats, along with the top 10 minor league prospects for each team.
The entire 2012 major league season schedule is also included.
Detailed player histories, including award histories, are now available, and there are more league leaderboards (Game Center), for a total of 8.
Historical seasons also now have real schedules, so you can play through your favorite team’s past seasons as they really happened.
As in last year’s game, iOOTP 2012 includes three free historical seasons. We haven’t determined which ones to include yet, but you can offer your vote in this thread on our forum:
On the fictional side, iOOTP 2012 includes one new fictional setup, along with the ability to choose any year to start your fictional league, complete with stats and finances from that era.
While managing a game, you can opt to use pitch-by-pitch mode, and you can sim until a specific inning. You can also change game options during a sim.
iOOTP also offers a variety of other new options, including:
- The ability to edit league, sub-league, and division names (division names are editable only in the iPad version)
- The ability to use the DH in any league
- The option to disable finances
Finally, we’ve enabled iTunes Share, which makes it easier to transfer saves or add logos to the game.
Stay tuned for those screenshots showing off the game’s improved GUI. And you never know: a surprise feature or two may be unveiled before the game ships in early April.